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Lufthansa 747 jets sit parked in Frankfurt, waiting to return to the skies. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

Lufthansa Set to Slash 22,000 Jobs Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Lufthansa plans to cut thousands of jobs in response to the financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the airline agreeing on a €9 billion ($9.8 billion) bailout package with the government, 22,000 jobs are at stake as the company announced on Wednesday after a bargaining summit with the unions: Cockpit, UFO and Verdi. Not only the pilots and the cabin crew, but also the ground staff and executive team will be affected by the imminent layoffs. According to…